The Comprehensive Plan divides Tysons into eight
districts. Four of these districts are within walking
distance of Metro stations and will be redeveloped as high
intensity, mixed use areas, or Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
Mix of Uses - The map on the top right shows that much of
the land in the TOD districts is planned for Transit Station Mixed
Use. This is envisioned as 65% office and at least 20% residential,
with the remainder in retail, hotel or civic uses. The two regional
malls are planned for Retail Mixed Use, with at least 20%
residential. Outside the TOD districts significant areas are
planned for Residential Mixed Use, with 75% residential and the
remainder in office, hotel, retail and civic uses.
Intensity - Within ¼ mile of the four Metro stations, the
Plan does not set a maximum density level but calls for the
creation of high quality urban environments with a mix of uses and
activities. The Plan gradually tapers densities down for areas that
are farther from the stations. This is shown in the map on the
bottom right. About three-quarters of Tysons' development will be
within a ten minute walk of a Metro station.
Housing - The Plan provides incentives to reserve 20% of
new residential units in Tysons for affordable and workforce
housing (households earning between 50% and 120% of the area median
income). This is significantly higher than the current countywide
goal of 12%.